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Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania
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Ranked #19 of 535 things to do in Santiago
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Excellent if you like admiring a mix of modern art exposition and traditional native handmade items. Also has other expositions, but they are paid attractions.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

It is a bit surprising to realize that this huge building is where Allende was attacked. It is both the Parliament, which is very well guarded by soldiers, but, on one end, where one takes a ramp down, there is access to a museum and various shops. We haven't seen the museums, but there is one shop where we found beautiful silver jewelry and beautifully woven shawls and rugs. We love these kinds of things and highly recommend it for those of you who like quality crafts.

Thank Rose M
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

It is a highlight of our visits to Santiago. The changing of the guards at "La Moneda" Presidential Palace is worth standing there for half hour. It is a wonderful show, if you could call it that. The ceremony is done every other morning. If you miss it on your touring day go back the next morning. Find out at what time it is. Check with the concierge at your hotel.
The beautiful Plaza de la Constitucion (that is the proper name) is in front of the Palace.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

My boy were so interested to see inside the centre. They loved the maze at the door, and exploring through all the rooms. There was a variety of old and new arts and crafts to look at. Also it has extended opening hours, so it was convenient to stop in there on the way back to our hotel after exploring further afield.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

There are 3 things here: the cultural center (we found it a waste of time) beneath the plaza in front of the Presidential Palace, the changing of the guard at the north entrance to the palace (superb), and the palace itself. The problem with the actual palace is that nobody, not even security personnel at the gates, seemed to know when it was open. We were told (i) on-line free tickets only, but (ii) not required on Saturday; just show up, (iii) Tomorrow morning at 9.00AM (wasn't open until 11AM because of changing of the guard at 10AM), (iv) and it didn't open at 11AM either because of "some visiting delegation." All this information given to us by personnel at the palace! We ended up not getting a tour but this is the place where, in 1972, Pinochet's forces took control, and Allende died mysteriously later on that day. HOWEVER - a silver lining. Every 2nd day there is a 20-30 minute changing of the guard. Very smart guardsmen and women in white, accompanied by horsemen and brass band. We found it to be very impressive especially when seen in the context of the events of 1972.

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